Navigation Links
Simple Lab Tests Could Predict Risk Of Fatal Kidney Disease

A new study in the May issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology says that routine blood and urine tests could help// in predicting the risk of developing end-stage renal disease (ESRD) between middle age and old age.

The study, which was led by Dr. Areef Ishani of Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, found that an abnormal result on the urine "dipstick" test, which detects protein in urine, could identify the presence of any risk for developing ESRD. The current study used data on 13,000 men enrolled in a long-term study of cardiovascular disease prevention. The study, which started in 1972-75, had participants who were at high risk for developing heart disease, but did not actually have it. Follow-up data through 1999 was used to track if there were any tests, which could predict the risk of developing ESRD. In the duration of the study, 1.7 percent of the men developed ESRD or died of kidney disease. The estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) was also used to predict the high risk of developing ESRD. The risk was on the higher side when both urine and blood tests were abnormal. Factors like age, smoking, blood pressure, low levels of high-density lipoprotein ("good") cholesterol, and blood sugar (glucose) level were also used to predict the risk. "Both tests are very easy to perform, and are commonly done in clinical practice," said Dr. Ishani. "Future studies can determine whether intervening on these factors can prevent the development of ESRD."
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Long-Term Survival can be Predicted by a Simple Lung Test
2. Simple Therapy
3. Simple Stroke Prevention is Best
4. Few Simple Steps to Lower The Incidence Of SIDS
5. A Simple Blood Test Can Predict Gum Disease
6. A Simple Exercise Can Uncover Undiagnosed Asthma
7. Simple Exercises Might Help Vertigo
8. Simple Steps To Help Fight Asthma
9. Simple Urine Test Can Help To Monitor Disfiguring Birthmarks
10. Revolutionary Simple Pregnancy Blood Test Can Save Both Mother And Child
11. Simple Procedural Improvements Can Improve Care Of Stroke Patients
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:1/16/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... January 16, 2017 , ... St. Louisans are well-aware of the following ... This year’s influenza shot seems to be having no effect on keeping this ... least half of the people around are coughing, sneezing, or sniffling , ...
(Date:1/16/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... January 16, 2017 , ... ... in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal , the official journal of The American ... on lower eyelid retraction surgery. The procedure is designed to correct drooping, retracted ...
(Date:1/16/2017)... CITY, UT (PRWEB) , ... January 16, 2017 , ... ... disease not only to treat, but to test for, as well. The money spent ... billion every year.(1) Doctors in the U.S. screen patients for cancer more than in ...
(Date:1/16/2017)... ... January 16, 2017 , ... Vixiar Medical, ... of the medical device company, effective immediately. , “This is perfect timing for ... a strong track record in medical device market development and revenue growth, particularly ...
(Date:1/15/2017)... ... 15, 2017 , ... In this role, Courtney will be responsible for developing ... & allergy friendly mark. This certification program was created by ASL and the nonprofit ... be more suitable for the 60+ million people living in the U.S. with asthma ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/16/2017)... , Jan. 16, 2017 ... Market Outlook to 2022", provides key market data on ... value, in millions of US dollars, volume (in units) ... Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) and Quantitative Ultrasound (QUS). ... data for each of these market segements, and global ...
(Date:1/16/2017)... , Jan. 16, 2017 Infusion ... devices used for administering medications in a controlled, ... used for therapeutic purposes in critical care, pain ... required to make patient,s feel comfortable and pain ... errors which would lead to serious life threatening ...
(Date:1/16/2017)... BOTHELL, Wash. , Jan. 16, 2017  Verathon ® ... devices, announced the launch of new GlideScope ® Spectrum TM ... all-new Dynamic Light Control TM and Ambient Light Reduction TM ... Continue Reading ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: